Home truths from villagers

PUBLISHED: 12:15 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

VILLAGERS in Haddenham, Witchford, Wentworth and Aldreth have had their say about local plans and services - and most agree they do not want more housing. Almost 90 per cent of those questioned in a survey by Haddenham and district Tories were against pla

VILLAGERS in Haddenham, Witchford, Wentworth and Aldreth have had their say about local plans and services - and most agree they do not want more housing.

Almost 90 per cent of those questioned in a survey by Haddenham and district Tories were against plans for the Mereham new town between Wilburton and Stretham.

Eighty eight per cent of people in Witchford and Wentworth, and 56 per cent of Haddenham residents, were also opposed to general housing development in their villages.

Better parking enforcement in Haddenham High Street was called for by 83 per cent and 91 per cent wanted more free bus travel for over 60s.

The waste collection service in Haddenham and Aldreth was considered to be satisfactory by 80 per cent of those surveyed, but only 54 per cent were happy with the trial fortnightly collections in Witchford and Wentworth.

More policing was called for by 78 per cent of survey respondents and 81 per cent believed the Council Tax is too high.

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